How to Create a Work-Life Balance and Improve Productivity

Thriving as an attorney means sacrifice. Often, it means long hours at the office or even longer hours in negotiations, mediation, or a courtroom. But when a lawyer puts all of his or her effort into the job, at the expense of a supportive personal life, productivity suffers. Short-term gains are lost in the long-term… Read More »

4 Ways to Change Your Law Department for the Better

Law, by nature, is slow to change.  But legal departments that recognize the need for readjustment and growth can adapt more quickly to the constant flow of work while also focusing on projects that increase the department’s overall efficiency and productivity. If your legal department spends too much time putting out small fires and not… Read More »

Law School Grads Turn to Temp Work

The recent recession hit law firms and corporate legal departments along with the rest of the U.S. economy. To improve efficiency, many legal departments have started relying on contract lawyers for help with a range of tasks. To earn valuable experience and establish relationships within the legal profession, many new law school graduates are taking… Read More »

Contract Attorney Jobs in New Jersey: A Day in the Life

If you’re an attorney looking for work in New Jersey, contract work may offer a valuable opportunity.  Law firms and legal departments are relying ever more on contract attorneys.  These professionals are hired on a temporary or per-project basis, offering flexibility and the chance to build work experience in new areas without committing to a… Read More »

4 Secrets to Run a Cost-Efficient Law Department

Running a cost-efficient legal department can seem like an insurmountable challenge. But it doesn’t have to be. By focusing on how work is completed, a legal department can keep its costs in line while continuing to provide the top-quality services the organization demands. A recent survey of 180 in-house legal departments worldwide, performed by the… Read More »

Corporate Law Departments Lead in Diversity

Diversity has become a major concern throughout the legal profession.  While law school admissions and graduation numbers indicate that the profession is drawing a diverse crowd of talented students, the top ranks of many law firms show little diversity – a fact that can easily become a liability. Why Diversity? When a law firm or… Read More »

2015 U.S. News Top Legal Schools in the Country

The U.S. News law school rankings consider factors like average GPA and LSAT scores, location, tuition, and number of students.  Each year, law schools and prospective law students alike use the U.S. News rankings to analyze and promote law school programs. This year, the U.S. News and World Report reports that a number of schools… Read More »

2014 Salaries: Contract Attorney Jobs in DC

Contract attorneys fulfill many important functions in law firms and corporate legal departments. For attorneys who work on contract, the opportunity can provide valuable experience, exposure to new and challenging projects in the law, and a chance to take a “trial run” with a legal department or other employer before saying “yes” to full-time, regular… Read More »

8 Secrets to Lawyer Career Success

Whether you’ve just passed the bar exam or you’ve been working in the field for a while, you’re probably looking for ways to succeed in your chosen area of law. While each legal subject area has its own requirements, rules, and vocabulary, some secrets of success in a legal career transcend both topic areas and… Read More »

Top 5 Soft Skills to Look For in DC Lawyers

Hiring Tips from the Legal Staffing Experts in Washington DC All attorneys need a sound understanding of the substantive law that governs their practice areas, as well as a thorough knowledge of court procedures.  What separates merely competent attorneys from their superstar counterparts, however, are the “soft skills” they bring to the table. If you’re… Read More »